International Conference on Drug Research and Policy 

The purpose of this International Conference on Drug Policy aims to bring together policymakers, researchers, healthcare professionals, law enforcement agencies, and civil society organizations to engage in constructive dialogues and knowledge-sharing on contemporary drug policy issues. The conference seeks to foster a comprehensive understanding of the challenges associated with drug policy and to explore innovative and evidence-based solutions.

This conference would also be the launching event of The Indonesian Center for Drugs Research (ICDR) and mark it as a pivotal step towards fostering a comprehensive and evidence-based understanding of the complexities surrounding drug and substance-related issues, especially from health, economy, and social perspectives, aiming to provide informed policy-making and sustainable solutions to Indonesian society.

The conference will introduce important teaching material through the drug policy modules used in several universities and faculties. The progressive module on drugs and its policy is needed to change the paradigm of drug policy approaches from criminalization to the scientific and health-based right approach.

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Topics Covered

Drugs Research and Policy


  • Evolution of Narcotics and Drugs Research
  • Development of Medical Cannabis Research
  • Public Health and Drug Research
  • Economic Approach in Drug Policy

Regional Drugs Policy


  • Policy and Research on New Psychoactive Substance and Precursors for Science and Health in Asia and Global.
  • Asia and Global Drug Policy Challenges
  • Decolonising drug policy

Harm Reduction and Decriminalization


  • Decriminalization of Drug Policy in Indonesia: Gratuitous and Other Measurement Provisions
  • Harm reduction policymaking
  • Evidence based Harm reduction

This conference is set over two days of excellent speeches on Indonesia dan Regional drug policy

The Conference aims to contribute to the drug policy and its emerging issues' discourse, international and national, particularly several topics from the research on drugs related to medical cannabis or other substances for health and science, as well as the developing policy on people who use drugs and the impacted marginalization communities. The Conference will also introduce the current need in the academic environment to deliver a progressive drug policy, particularly in Indonesia. The module or teaching references on drug policy is an urgent need for intervening in the negative impact of criminalization on people who use drugs, lacking the proper interpretation of International drug policies and study cases related to drug consumption.

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  • April 19, 2024 Submission Deadline

    Please use this following template for the abstract submission. CLick here to download.

  • April 26, 2024 Abstract Acceptance

    All accepeted abstract and detailed rundown of the conference will be anounced.

  • May 14 - 15, 2024 Conference Days

    The conference will be held at Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia. Please find the detail direction in the venue section.

  • May 31, 2024 Full Paper Submission

    All submitted paper, after review process, will be published as prosiding with ISBN.

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Venue and Location

Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia. Jl. Sudirman 51, Jakarta, Indonesia.

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